Read or Dead
Read or Dead
Nov 20, 2020
E90: Inaugural Serial Killers
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Katie and Rincey get geared up for the holiday season with a giant pile of books that you could give to someone (or yourself).

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Books Mentioned

The Golden Thread: The Cold War and the Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjöld by Ravi Somaiya

IQ by Joe Ide

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist by Anthony M. Amore

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig

Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow (A Sassy Cat Mystery #1)

In the Hall With the Knife by Diane Peterfreund

The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth

America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster by Mary Kay McBrayer

Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

The Kill Club by Wendy Heard

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Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
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Reading Women
Reading Women
Interview with Lyssa Kay Adams
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Fated Mates - A Romance Novel Podcast
Sarah MacLean & Jen Prokop
S03.22: For Real by Alexis Hall: Jen had to Google Some Things
It’s 2021, and we’re back on the reading train with one of Sarah’s favorite erotic romances ever, Alexis Hall’s For Real. We dig into sex on the page, how sex and identity work together to make an erotic romance an erotic romance, power dynamics, and the difference between fear & risk. Enjoy! You still have time to buy the Fated Mates Best of 2020 Book Pack from our friends at Old Town Books in Alexandria Virginia, and get the seven traditionally published books on the list, a Fated Mates sticker and a candle from the bookstore! Order here! Thank you, as always, for listening! If you are up for leaving a rating or review for the podcast on your podcasting app, we would be very grateful!  Next week, we’re returning to Curvy Girls for an interstitial, and then we’re headed on to Naima Simone’s Blackout Billionaires series! In order, the books are: The Billionaire's Bargain, Black Tie Billionaire, and Blame It on the Billionaire. Find them at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, or Apple Books. Show Notes We won Georgia, but then white supremacist terrorists attacked the Capitol. If you want to talk to your kids, here are some suggestions from Facing History and Ourselves, this is a resource for teachers but I think any parent with tweens and teens will find it helpful. If you have little kids, Jen’s friend Elisa is a children’s librarian and recommend the books When a Bully is President and What We Believe: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book.  Answering machines don’t exist anymore. (Well, they probably do, but no one we know uses them.)  For Real won the 2016 RITA for Best Erotic romance, and Alexis Hall wrote a blog entry about it.  Fear vs. Risk, the short version. Or maybe you want to read whole book about fear, called Nerve by Eva Holland. Jen knows Eva from another online space, but they've never met in person. Bluebeard’s attic had some things Jen had to google.  Eric Selinger is a romance guy, but also a poetry guy at DePaul. Jen took a workshop with Eric a million years ago (before she started doing romance stuff), and the guy who said “poetry is a laboratory for sentences” was poet Baron Wormser, author of the best book Jen’s ever read about teaching and learning poetry, A Surge of Language.  Jen was thinking about what happens when romance authors are forced to read the sex scenes instead of the feelings scenes, like when Stacey Abrams on Stephen Colbert.  Sarah talked about chastity belts at the end, and we here at Fated Mates strongly advise against giving the internet the power over your chastity belts and cock cages. SAFETY FIRST!  Derek Craven Day is coming, do you have you merch ready? T-shirts and buttons and listen to our discussion of Dreaming of You, of course.
1 hr 1 min
From the Front Porch
From the Front Porch
The Bookshelf Thomasville
303 || Our Favorite Books of 2020
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Extra Hot Great: This Week In TV
Extra Hot Great: This Week In TV
Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, David T. Cole
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The regular panelists had to forge ahead without esteemed colleague Kathryn VanArendonk in our discussion of Dickinson's second season; that's the bad news. The good news is, we all like Apple TV's imagining of poet Emily Dickinson's life and loves with lots of swearing and twenty-first-century slang. How DOES the show balance the demands of historical fact with flights of fancy, and not take itself too seriously? And are Season 2's creepy [character spoiler redacted] the key to its success? Later, we went Around The Dial with The Masked Dancer, Everything Is Going Great, Cheers Season 5, Mr. Mayor's debut, and Lupin and other "Pringle mysteries." A new detective franchise won, an old HBO franchise lost, and we continued the episode's verse theme with the Tara-crafted Tube Tunes VII. Pass Nobody an earbud for an all-new Extra Hot Great. SHOW TOPICS * Dickinson * ATD: Everyone Is Doing Great * ATD: The Masked Dancer * ATD: Cheers * ATD: Mr. Mayor * ATD: Lupin * Winner and Loser of the Week * Game Time: Tube Tunes VII SHOW NOTES * Kathryn VanArendonk, with us in spirit with her Dickinson deep dive for Vulture * Tara's Everyone Is Doing Great review for Primetimer * Tara's Masked Dancer review, ditto * Tara's Force Five podcast appearance * Sarah on Tiger's identity crisis for Primetimer * Photo: Apple TV DISCUSSION * Talk about this episode on its dedicated page on ExtraHotGreat.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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